Will Council Fund World’s Champion Rowing Race? – May 13, 1898

Will Council Fund World’s Champion Rowing Race? – May 13, 1898

Council received many requests to fund the World’s Champion rowing race between Jake Gaudaur and R.N. Johnston. Photo shows the Rowing Club at the foot of Thurlow Street. The Smelter By-Law was reported complete.

This transcript was made in 2022 by Transcribimus volunteer Lynn Shane

Illustrations:  
– SGN 865 – [Crowds assembled on dock near Vancouver Rowing Club,
foot of Thurlow Street]
– SGN 1091 – [Burrard Inlet Rowing Club
building at the foot of Thurlow Street]

Source: City of Vancouver Archives Series 31
page 306 only

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[Volume 8 page] 306

Vancouver May 13th, 1898.

The Council met on Friday May 13th 1898 at 2:30 P.M.

Present: His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Painter, Townley, McQueen, Neelands, McPhaiden, McGuigan, Brown, Foreman and McMorran.

Moved by Alderman McQueen.
Seconded by “ McMorran.
That the Council go into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the Smelter By-Law and agreement with the Mayor in the Chair.
Carried.

They were read over clause by clause and reported to Council as complete with amendments.

Communications

From a large number of rate payers asking the Council to increase the first of July grant to provide funds for holding the World’s Champion rowing race between Jake Gaudaur and R.N. Johnston.

Laid over.

The Council then adjourned.

Sgd. James Garden
Mayor

May 16/98

Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk


More from transcriber Lynn Shane:

The Vancouver Rowing Club still exists and has published an interesting historical gallery online. This photo shows the same building as at the top of the page, from the entrance at the foot of Thurlow Street.